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Mill City Grows 2016 Annual Appeal

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BENEFITING: Mill City Grows, Inc.

THE STORY:

This year was an exciting year of expansion for Mill City Grows! We spent 2016 celebrating 5 years of growing roots in Lowell. Thanks to you, our incredibly supportive community, we grew our two Urban Farms and our citywide school and community gardens. Our Mobile Market brought local produce to thousands of residents across Lowell, while our Farm-to-School Program inspired students to make healthier choices. As we reflect on 5 years of “Growing for Lowell,” we’ve discovered this: changing our food system happens by planting seeds, both in the soil and in the minds of people throughout our City.

Over the summer, we met Brendon and Macayla, two young Lowell residents who found their work at Mill City Grows to be more than just a job. Brendon, a 25-year-old college grad born and raised in Lowell, made a living delivering pizza until he joined the Mill City Grows Farm Team. Macayla, who graduated from Lowell High this May, joined Mill City Grows as part of J-Squad, a food justice summer employment program for youth offered by Mill City Grows in partnership with the Career Center of Lowell.

Your gift of $40 or more can help us continue to offer farm-based education and experiential training for young people like Brendon and Macayla!

Before working with Mill City Grows, neither Brendon nor Macayla had any farming experience, nor were they aware of any urban farms in Lowell. They spent the summer working at our Urban Farms and Mobile Markets, sharing stories, recipes, and their passion for healthy food access with every volunteer, visitor, and market-goer they met!

Brendon and Macayla worked with hundreds of volunteers and MCG program participants, and even brought some of their lessons home. Brendon shared veggies with his family all season. “Next year I want a garden in my own yard,” he states, “where I can grow fresh herbs, scallions, kale, and tomatoes for my family.” Now studying accounting at Middlesex Community College, Macayla joined Mill City Grows’ West 3rd Community Garden near her home, and has integrated more produce into her diet by experimenting with recipes she’s learned from MCG staff.

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Through their experiences at Mill City Grows, Brendon and Macayla have ignited their passion for local food, community, and sustainable living. They’ve transformed their lives, and have shown us that changing the food system does indeed happen by planting seeds in the soil and in the minds and lives of those around us. With your generous gift, we can continue to provide on-farm education through volunteerism, employment, and field trips to our Urban Farms. Help us plant the seeds of a healthier city all over Lowell by making a tax-deductible contribution today!

Thank you for your support and enjoy your holiday season,

Lydia Sisson and Francey Slater, Co-Directors of Mill City Grows

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To This Fundraiser

$30,454

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Mike and Trina Sheehan

    $100

  • Suzanne Maher

    $10

  • The Courtney Plum Farm

    $100

  • Adam Scharff & Louisa French

    $219

  • Joshua Midgett

    $50

  • Roberta Klix

    $25

  • Ko Ko Lay

    $25

  • Todd Fry

    $50

  • Steve Joncas

    $100

  • Kerrie Keeler

    $50

  • Diane Johns & Virginia Adams

    $25

  • Bill Lipchitz

    $50

  • Peter & Rosemary Aucella

    $50

  • Jenny

    $50

  • Chris-Lincoln School

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Lilly G

    $25

  • Kirstin Curley

    $25

  • Sarah Golding

    $50

  • Jack Moynihan

    $50

  • Eyeformation Shop

    $25

  • Craig H

    $25

  • Happy birthday from the Pestanas!

    $50

  • Alyssa ' auntie

    $25

  • Melanie Audy

    $10

  • Amanda Nigro

    $15

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  • Juliane Wright

    $10

  • Ellen Miller

    $25

  • The Lopez Family

    $50

  • Michael Breda

    $60

  • Vince and Val

    $19

  • Vince and Val

    $100

  • jean winslow

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Joanna K

     

  • Potter

    $25

  • Kerri & Sergio Velazquez

    $25

  • John Wooding

    $500

  • Paula Carr

    $25

  • Kevin

    $25

  • Patsy Burke

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Who was that masked man????

    $50

  • Robert Slezak

     

  • Andrew Camp & Elizabeth Moy

     

  • Patricia A. Sawyer

    $25

  • The Blutes

    $25

  • Jen Millett-Barrett

    $25

  • Jenne Norton

    $50

  • James Foster

     

  • Joe & Donna Smith

     

  • Christopher Fiori

     

  • Carolyn Cox

     

  • Wendy Dwyer

     

  • Douglas Bishop

     

  • Steve & Kate Gendron and Family

     

  • Rebecca and Matt Ludvino

    $25

  • Barbara Winslow Coccomo

    $10

  • Mary Laidlaw Hart

     

  • John and Cyndie Breen

    $25

  • Craig Faulkner

    $50

  • HBD Alyssa! - Judy and Rowan

     

  • Craig Thomas

    $10

  • Margarida Correia

    $25

  • Mike and Chloe Samuels

    $20

  • Kate & Michael Walsh

    $25

  • Paulette Renault-Caragianes

    $10

  • Claudia Haime

    $25

  • Tha Taw Moo

    $25

  • Jim Higgins

    $50

  • Vince and Val

    $19

  • Anonymous

     

  • Kirsten & Peter Doherty

    $25

  • Mr. & Mrs. William Martin

    $40

  • Kiwanis Club of Greater Lowell

    $100

  • Paulette Renault-Caragianes

    $10

  • Vince and Val

    $19

  • Anonymous

     

  • Paulette Renault-Caragianes

    $10

  • Vince and Val

    $19

  • Anonymous

     

  • Paulette Renault-Caragianes

    $10

  • Vince and Val

    $19

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122% Raised of $25,000 Goal

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The Team: $30,454 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Mill City Grows, Inc.

Amount Raised

$22,434

 

90% Raised of $25,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Lydia Sisson

Amount Raised

$2,200

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Francey Slater

Amount Raised

$1,835

 

184% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Alyssa Winslow Faulkner

Amount Raised

$990

 

198% Raised of $500 Goal

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Darren End

Amount Raised

$625

 

125% Raised of $500 Goal

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Suzzanne Cromwell

Amount Raised

$580

 

116% Raised of $500 Goal

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Jessica Moore Wilson

Amount Raised

$535

 

54% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Dai Kim

Amount Raised

$525

 

53% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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